Monday, January 21, 2019

Why did Mississippi lose population last year?

New Census data shows income tax free states as the big winners when it comes to adding residents. Because of our federalist system, we...

Farm Bill’s Crop Subsidy Paradox Reveals How Government Kills What It...

Subsidy payments are so baked into the system that farmers concoct business plans based entirely around maximizing their potential subsidy payments. The post Farm Bill’s...

Mississippi Leaders ‘Honoring’ Racist Leaders, After All These Years

The head of the Mississippi state agency that sent out a tweet this week honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee once attended a rally...

Further Reform Needed on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Bigger Pie Forum | Further Reform Needed on Civil Asset Forfeiture | BPF   In Mississippi just 18 months ago, law enforcement agencies enjoyed a “eat...

MCPP Conducting Analysis Of Civil Asset Forfeiture Reports Since Creation Of...

There are no requirements that law enforcement agencies list the type of drug that was involved with the seizure, the circumstances of the seizure...

Protecting free speech on college campuses

Most of Mississippi’s public universities receive passing grades for their policies on protecting free speech, but that doesn’t mean an issue is far away....

Book Review: Former State Supreme Court Justice Jimmy Robertson’s ‘Heroes, Rascals...

Robertson’s view of right and wrong in his chronicles is whether Mississippi’s constitution was allowed to be muscular or whether the dead hand of...

Mississippi May Mandate Ten Commandments and Pledges to State, U.S. Flags...

Mississippi law would require schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and see the Ten Commandments be displayed on public-school walls under new bills...

Partial Medicaid Expansion Would Increase Federal Costs

It would be better if partial Medicaid expansion were pursued as a legislative change rather than an allowable state waiver because, in legislation, Congress...

A look inside the world of civil asset forfeiture

Mississippi’s civil asset forfeiture database gives citizens a window into the world of forfeiture. The Mississippi Center for Public Policy is performing an analysis...